News from October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

Big Papi: ‘I was born for this’

The Red Sox slugger, on the verge of his third World Series title, is again making the case that he’s baseball’s most clutch hitter.

October 29, 2013

Barneys case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

In several high-profile cases, African-American shoppers have found their money is not as good as everyone else’s.

October 29, 2013

Boston police prep for possible World Series celebration

Post-championship street partying in Boston has generally been uneventful, but there have been a few chaotic scenes and tragedies.

November 19, 2013

Waterville child center accredited by national alliance

The center can now get more funding through grants.

October 29, 2013

Kennebunk man charged with driving drunk on lawn mower

The man allegedly used his riding lawn mower to make a beer run.

October 30, 2013

Maine curbing per-prisoner health care costs

A study also shows huge increases elsewhere, including a 300 percent rise in New Hampshire.

October 30, 2013

Opposition to Portland marijuana initiative is emerging

Signs opposing the removal of criminal and civil penalties are beginning to pop up in the city, but the group behind the effort is a mystery.

October 30, 2013

Feature Obituary: Bobby Hem, 26, talented sous-chef at One Dock at Kennebunkport Inn

He died after a Saturday night car crash involving a friend.

October 29, 2013

Body found in Maine’s Penobscot River is ID’d

The drowned Bangor-area woman was found by kayakers Monday morning.

October 29, 2013

Man pleads guilty to not registering as sex offender in Maine

Robert Wayne Lyon was convicted of sexual conduct with a minor in 2007 in Arizona.

October 29, 2013

Maine driver killed by logging truck left it in neutral

Police say Michael Morin also failed to set the parking brake on his 60,000-pound vehicle.

October 29, 2013

Sanford High students charged after sex toy prank

Two students are accused of leaving a sex toy and an explicit note at rival Massabesic High School.

October 29, 2013

Boston bombing suspect’s friend wants evidence public

Azamat Tazhayakov is one of two men accused of removing evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room and later lying about it.

October 30, 2013

Zumba prostitution scandal winding down

Just five of 68 cases that won Kennebunk unwelcome attention remain on the docket.

October 29, 2013

Ex-NFL player’s sells trashed NY house at auction

Brian Holloway bought the property near the Massachusetts border more than 30 years ago, when he was playing for the New England Patriots.

October 30, 2013

Debate on health and smart meters on view at Maine hearing

 Smart Meter Some 620,000 digital meters have been installed in Maine, but that doesn’t mean the critics have quit.

October 29, 2013

Judge to decide later on Paterno family lawsuit

The lawsuit challenges penalties the NCAA imposed against Penn State – including voiding 111 wins while Paterno was head coach.

November 7, 2013

Conviction upheld in Maine triple murder

Thayne Ormsby's lawyer claimed he suspect was 'played' by law enforcement during his confession.

October 30, 2013

Foes file lawsuit to block Aroostook wind project

The complaint says work to build power lines for the 50-turbine farm will harm streams along the route.

October 29, 2013

Rehabilitated peregrine falcon set free in Maine

The bird was found with a leg injury in New Sharon in August and was nursed back to health at the Avian Haven rehabilitation center.

October 29, 2013

Police cite 22 Portland businesses for underage alcohol sales

The high failure rate is found during compliance checks timed for the early part of the college year.

October 29, 2013

Maine trooper, motorist hurt when truck skids off highway

The crash happened where black ice had formed on I-95 in Smyrna.

October 30, 2013

Forum: Back policies aiding older Maine workers

State leaders are warned Maine’s businesses will be hard-pressed to replace its aging workforce.

October 29, 2013

Texas abortion clinics stay open following ruling

A judge finds that a new law approved by the Legislature in July imposed an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy

October 29, 2013

Two new roundabouts at I-95 open in north Augusta

$13 million road network near the new MaineGeneral Medical Center nears completion

October 29, 2013

UN confirms 10 polio cases in Syria

A World Health Organization spokesman says ‘the risk is high of spread across the region.’

October 29, 2013

Health care rollout: An apology, and new problem

A senior official’s regret over website issues comes amid questions over a wave of canceled policies for individuals and small businesses.

October 29, 2013

Maine fair to feature jobs, services for veterans

It will feature more than 40 organizations that provide benefits to veterans in areas including personal finances, traumatic brain injury, elder and children’s services.

October 29, 2013

Fired Portland pizza maestro slices new plan

The Portland baker famous for his Sicilian slab pizza is opening a new restaurant called Slab in the old Portland Public Market building.

October 29, 2013

Portland at-large council contest has donors picking sides

Jon Hinck leads ‘Wells’ Lyons in the money race in their battle for the seat now held by John Anton.

October 29, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Bank robbery thwarted in Brunswick / Teen critically injured in crash / Up to 4 inches of snow falls in parts of northern Maine ... and more news from around the state.

October 29, 2013

Funeral held for slain Danvers High math teacher

Colleen Ritzer is remembered for making a difference.

October 29, 2013

Large Maine transportation bond has history on its side

It has a hefty $100 million price tag, but Mainers have a record of approving money for transportation.

October 29, 2013

European allies weigh responses to alleged U.S. spying

Officials demand answers and may restrict U.S. access to a terrorism-fighting money-tracking tool.

October 29, 2013

Flu can kill healthy kids more quickly

They seem to die faster than those with high-risk conditions.

October 29, 2013

Former Rep. Barney Frank to speak at Maine housing conference

Organizations that work on homelessness will gather to talk about ways to reduce the problem.

October 29, 2013

Red Sox coming home for a wild time

Game 6, at Fenway Park, will have an electric, raucous atmosphere.

October 29, 2013

Mystery barges offer more clues, jokes that a geek would love Video clip included

The guessing goes on as buildings made of shipping containers float in Portland and San Francisco harbors.

October 29, 2013

Maine lawmakers await progress report on MaineCare rides

Legislative leaders have remained mostly in the background as reports detail deeply flawed program.